The Student Council is a representative structure for all degree seeking students at the American University of Armenia. The Student Council provides students with the opportunity to become involved in the affairs of the university, working in partnership with the university administration, staff and faculty. The Student Council should always work for the benefit of the university and its students.

The Student Council has the responsibility for working with the administration, faculty and staff in order to represent the student body, communicating and consulting with all of the students in the university, involving as many students as possible in the activities of the Council, planning and managing the Council’s program of activities for the academic year, managing and accounting to the Student Council and the respective advisor for the budget for the academic year 2015 – 2016.

        There will be a separate Student Council for the undergraduate student body.

The Student Council advisor for the undergraduate Student Council is the Lecturer at CHSS, Madlene Minassian.

The role of the Student Council Advisor is to promote the interests of the Student Council, assist and advise the Council and be the link between the Student Council and the administration, faculty and staff.



The campaigns for the UGRAD Student Councils will be held from October 5 – October 8, 2015.

Interested students must fill out the candidacy form and return it to the Office of the Registrar by October 2 , 2015 at 5 PM.

        All undergraduate candidates must be in good academic standing, maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to remain on the Student Council.

        New students who do not have a GPA must make certain that they maintain a GPA after every semester.

        Only degree seeking students can run for Student Council.

List of official candidates will be posted on  October 2, 2015 at 5 PM.


Speeches and / or Informational Sessions

Large Auditorium in the Main Building is reserved during the following hours for campaign purposes. You should contact UGRAD adviser to reserve a specified time in these time periods. Please use this time to make certain that your fellow students know your position. A position is meant to help voters understand the candidates’ ideas or plans for what they hope to accomplish during the academic year.

All official candidates are free to use this room during the following times to make speeches and or answer questions from the student body or the administration, faculty or staff.

These times will be posted both on our website and around the university to make certain students participate.

Date Time
Monday, October 5 13:00 – 14:00
Tuesday, October 6 14:00 – 15:00
Wednesday, October 7 14:30 – 15:30
Thursday, October 8 12:00 – 14:00

*If a candidate needs to use a computer for a presentation, all requests must be submitted to at least 48 hours in advance.


Printed Informational Material for Official Candidates

Standing bulletin boards will be available for official candidates to post their campaign information.

Bridge between the Main Building and PAB
Hallway, first floor, PAB building outside of the Artbridge Café



Undergraduate students from all three degree programs are eligible to run for the Student Council. The Student Council will be comprised of twelve undergraduate students.



Voting will take place on October 9 th and 10 th from 10 AM – 6 PM on both days. Voting will be electronic and you must use your AUA email address to vote. The voting link will be sent to all UGRAD students who have an AUA email address.


UGRAD – All undergraduate students are allowed to vote once for twelve candidates


If there are any voting discrepancies, associated students will be disqualified.

The winners of the election will be notified on Friday, October 9, 2015.

The winners will be officially announced on Saturday, October 10, 2015.


Important Dates

Candidacy Forms Due to the Office of the Registrar October 2, 2015 – 5 PM
List of Official Candidates Posted October 3, 2014 – 5 PM 
Campaign (UGRAD) October 5 – October 8, 2015
Voting October 9 & 10, 2015 (10am – 6 PM on both days)
Notification of Winners October 10, 2015
Official Announcement of Winners October 12 , 2015
First meeting of the Meeting with Elected Body (UGRAD)* October 13, 2015 – 4:30 PM* Student Council Office


*This meeting will address the next steps. If you cannot attend this meeting it is your responsibility to inform your respective Student Council Advisor and arrange an alternative date.